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The writing is on the wall: Pakistan’s Imran Khan govt is on the edge of collapse

The army has always wanted an increased role in managing politics in Pakistan. Imran Khan’s ministers are giving it just that.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

If Pakistan wants cure to Covid economy, it can’t define itself as national security state

Pakistan’s response to Covid-19 shows it prioritises its strategic relationship with China over its own people or economy.

A Pakistani official, politician, army man, reporter walk into a TV show. Only one is a hero

From Arnab Goswami to Abhinandan Varthaman, many reliable Indian figures also make an entry in Ehd-e-Wafa, a TV drama sponsored by Pakistan military’s PR wing.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Coronavirus crisis makes it clear who is calling the shots in Pakistan—Military, of course

Imran Khan, brought to power in 2018, was the beginning of a hybrid civil-military government in which the Army chief has greater influence.
Ehsanullah Ehsan

Gentle on jihadis, harsh on dissidents: Ehsanullah’s escape exposes Pakistan’s intentions

Terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan's escape from Pakistan raises the same questions that were asked at the time of Osama bin Laden's death.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Pakistan’s long-ailing democracy is now completely dead, thanks to its political parties

Pakistan, in the aftermath of General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure extension, signals a total reverse of American political scientist Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ thesis.
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How will military generals solve economic issues? Why Pakistan is stuck in a broken carousel

Since 1947, the official worldview of Pakistan’s military has shifted only within the narrow space between an Islamic nationalism and complete Islamisation.
Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa

All that remains for Pakistan now is to hope Gen Bajwa doesn’t turn out to be Gen Ayub Khan

Pakistani politicians who once pushed for control over policy-making have accepted that they can’t have that control. So they chose to hand it over to the military.

Is Pakistan military building base for air-dropped nuclear bombs? What satellite images show

Satellite images show construction work on a site close to two military bases; significant expansion also on at a nuclear storage site in Sindh.

On Camera

People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
The Bombay Stock Exchange

Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

Defence

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China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?